Quiz: Would you have been sent to prison in the 18th century?

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The number of people being sent to prison in Britain rose considerably in the 18th century. Encouraged in part by the building of new prisons, magistrates put a growing number of vagrants behind bars. But what would you have had to do to end up in a cell in the 1700s? Not a lot, as crime historian and emeritus professor of history at the Open University, Clive Emsley, reveals in this quiz…

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